Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Registered Nurse NVCC Clinical Care Coordinator (Not to exceed 2 years) in Grand Junction, Colorado

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Grand Junction, CO
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Temporary

Opened Thursday 10/6/2016 (18 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The location of Grand Junction provides a superior living environment with infinite recreational opportunities and great natural beauty. The amenities of a small city are available, including an airport served by several major airlines. Grand Junction is a growing community offering extensive outdoor recreation opportunities. It is the home of Colorado Mesa University. The Colorado Rockies' minor league team plays here as well. Downtown Grand Junction offers fine dining, festivals and music. The Grand Valley also offers Palisade - Colorado's Wine Country and Fruita, a destination trail biking community. The Colorado and Gunnison Rivers offer water recreation as well. For more information about the Grand Junction VA Medical Center and the surrounding area, you may go to

OUR MISSION:To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


The Clinical Care Coordinator uses specialized knowledge of basic principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems and applies that knowledge to assist in solving problems related to admission and transfer requests to and from this healthcare facility. The incumbent will also provide the full range of and administrative support and coordination necessary for the smooth operation of transfers.


  1. Determines medical need, extracts data, package data, and sends data to Non VA medical providers appropriate for the medical services being requested. Creates required authorization for episode of care.

  2. Coordinates with VA doctors and other staff members to clarify requirements for type of care being requested.

  3. Coordinates with Non VA Doctors and veterans to schedule required medical appointments.

  4. Seeks out new providers to provide care for veterans. Processes paperwork to have new providers vendorized.

  5. Reviews medical notes of VA patients for adverse findings and additional requirements to be completed at the VA or other facility. Manages requirements through communication with VA providers.

  6. Operates standard office machines to include computers, copier, scanner, and fax machine.

Tour of Duty: M-F, Generally 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Must possess a current, active, unrestricted RN License
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959


  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.


  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.

Preferred Experience:

  • RN required; BSN preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities
  • Good assessment and time management skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

GRADE DETERMINATIONS: Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.

The criteria are as follows:

  • Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
  • Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
  • Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
  • Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research. *Reference: * VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

*Physical Requirements: Registered Nurse Functional Requirements: *May require occasional heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); standing, walking, and kneeling; pushing/pulling; the use of fingers on both hands; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable; far vision correctable; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic color and shades of colors (hearing aid permitted).

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.

We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Other Information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $52,420.00 to $97,062.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0610-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452774600

Job Announcement Number: VHAGRJ-17TH004-1820459BU